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1 Lidane  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 5:39:16pm
“We continually crank out moderate loser after moderate loser,” said Joshua S. Treviño, a speechwriter in George W. Bush’s administration who now works for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative group. He said Mitt Romney was part of a “pattern” of Republican nominees, preceded by John McCain, Bob Dole and George H.W. Bush, who were rejected by voters because of “perceived inauthenticity.”

Er, what? George H.W. Bush was a popular president IIRC. He just had the misfortune of running a lousy re-election campaign and having a well-funded opponent from his right (Ross Perot) siphon off enough votes for Clinton to win in 1992.

2 sauceruney  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 6:23:05pm

I see too many Republican representatives suffering from the delusion this is a Christian nation, and they have no respect for true freedom of (and from) religion. They think it's the freedom to make others suffer the consequences of theirs. I don't see common ground coming from such an immovable force.

3 lostlakehiker  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 11:10:48pm

The guy who complained that "we crank out moderate losers" is missing the obvious. Immoderate losers lose harder and faster. West and Akin and Mourdock being current cases in point.

The only strategy that remains to Republicans is to be the party of stepping in as pinch hitter when a blue state hits the wall with its fiscal policies or due to bad personnel who can't be purged in the primaries. Thus, Schwarzenegger in CA and Christie in NJ. The GOP won't get anywhere with its agenda using this approach, but it may win occasional statewide governor's races. From time to time, if a democrat president has a first term like Carter's or LJB's, this strategy may even bring a presidential victory. But in isolation.

The demographics of the country, and the social outlook, have changed. If the democrats are correct that their policies are workable, the people want them and will get them. And will vote them back in, mostly. If not, the people still want them and will still get them, but (under the premises of the "if") they'll come a cropper. That might lead to a new, second party of the left. I don't see the Republicans making a comeback.

As California now goes, so goes the nation, by and by. (Watch for Texas to go blue, in about 10-20 years if not sooner.) Single party rule with no visible end, punctuated by "pinch hitter" episodes.

4 Charles Johnson  Mon, Nov 12, 2012 10:33:20am

If you want to know what's wrong with the Republican Party, look no further than hateful cavemen like Joshua Trevino. I've had several run-ins with this thoroughly unpleasant person who masquerades as an "intellectual."

The fact that he's a "spokesman" for the right tells you everything you need to know about the debased, nasty state of the GOP.

5 sliv_the_eli  Mon, Nov 12, 2012 1:34:30pm

From my observation, the problem faced by the GOP is precisely the opposite of what the headline suggests. It is not that the GOP must find common ground, so much as that it must cease giving the controlling voice to those within its ranks who insist that Republican candidates for office toe a common and exceedingly narrow line that alienates the silent majority upon which successful GOP candidates for the White House like Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and both Presidents Bush relied.

6 sliv_the_eli  Mon, Nov 12, 2012 1:50:32pm

re: #1 Lidane

Er, what? George H.W. Bush was a popular president IIRC. He just had the misfortune of running a lousy re-election campaign and having a well-funded opponent from his right (Ross Perot) siphon off enough votes for Clinton to win in 1992.

GHW Bush was a very popular president, especially immediately following Gulf War I. However, his popularity waned when the economy turned south and President Bush continued to insist that we were not in a recession even as the American people, and particularly the middle class, were feeling the effects of the economic downturn. As a result he, like the most recent GOP candidate for the presidency, was portrayed and perceived by enough people to turn the election as being out of touch with the middle class.

As an aside, Bill Clinton won the Democratic Party's nomination and the presidency largely because President Bush's popularity was so high following Desert Storm that all of the other expected front runners -- i.e., Mario Cuomo, Bill Bradley, Sam Nunn and Al Gore -- chose not to run.


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